Kesha wrote that she supports her pop star friend “always, and especially right now.”
Swift is embroiled in a legal battle with former DJ David Mueller, whom she says put his hand under her dress and “grabbed [her] ass underneath [her] skirt” during a fan meet-and-greet event in 2013. Mueller filed a suit against Swift in 2015 for damages and indicated that the singer had falsely accused him of groping her. According to Reuters, that allegation “pressured station management to oust him from his $150,000-per-year job.” Swift retaliated by countersuing Mueller for a single dollar for assault and battery.
A vote of support from Kesha is particularly poignant considering the “Praying” singer’s own legal battle with her former producer, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald.
Beginning in 2014, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Gottwald for sexual assault and battery, which Gottwald has repeatedly denied. Due to her recording contract with Sony, Kesha was unable to work with other producers to release music. As of February 2016, a judge ruled he would not release Kesha from her recording contract with Sony, but did say she could “work with a different producer under the Sony umbrella.”
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